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Match Preview: Stevenage FC vs Peterborough United

22 August 2022

Stevenage Football Club welcome Peterborough United to The Lamex Stadium tomorrow night for a 7:45pm kick-off in The Second Round of The Carabao Cup…

After picking up four wins from five games in Sky Bet League Two, Boro’s focus turns to The Carabao Cup. A delightful 2-1 victory away to Reading put Stevenage into the hat for the second round. As for The Posh, it was a 2-0 away win in Plymouth that advanced them through to the next round.


Similarly to Stevenage, Peterborough United have had a solid start to their 2022/23 campaign. Although Grant McCann’s side are not unbeaten, they too have grabbed four wins from five games in the league. Their most recent victory came on Saturday as The Posh walked away with a 4-0 win at home to Lincoln City in Sky Bet League One.

The potential dangerman for McCann’s side is forward Jonson Clarke-Harris, who has five goals in five games to his name so far this season. Clarke-Harris signed for The Posh in the summer of 2020 from Bristol Rovers and has since scored a whopping forty-eight goals in ninety-one games.

Peterborough United appointed Grant McCann as manager back in February 2022 after his spell at Hull City ended a month prior. This is not the first time McCann had been in the dugout at Peterborough, having managed the side for two years from 2016-18. Before that, The Northern Irish manager wore The Posh shirt himself as a player, making 160 appearances in midfield.


Perhaps surprisingly, Stevenage and Peterborough have only met on five competitive occasions in the past. The Posh boast the better record with three wins, whilst Boro have just one victory over Tuesday’s opponents. The first meeting between the sides was in The League Cup First Round back in 2011, as Peterborough came away with a 4-3 victory at The Lamex.

The next time the two sides met was in 2013 and the score line didn’t quite live-up to expectations after the first meeting. Stevenage won 1-0 in Sky Bet League One with Lucas Akins scoring the all-important goal.

The most recent competitive encounter against Peterborough came in the 2019/20 FA Cup as The Posh arrived at The Lamex after being held to a 1-1 draw at The Weston Homes Stadium. The visitors clinched a 2-0 victory and advanced into the Second Round.


Chris Pollard has been appointed Match Referee for Tuesday’s fixture with Damith Bandara and Dean Treleaven as Assistants alongside Sunny Gill as Fourth Official. Pollard’s last Stevenage fixture was Boro’s 2-2 draw against Exeter City at The Lamex last campaign.


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